naturediscoverycenter

Joined: Nov 30, 2016 Last Active: Oct 30, 2019

This page/account is for the Nature Discovery Center, a 4 acre park and educational nature center in Houston, TX. We host birdwatchers, lead nature hikes, maintain native prairie and wildflower gardens, and teach a wide variety of nature and science classes and presentations for all ages.

My name is Eric Duran, and I've been a naturalist at the NDC since 2004. I've worked in wildlife science and environmental education since I was a senior in High School (1993). My field experience includes bird surveys, small mammal surveys, deer counts, amphibian call counts, reptile and amphibian surveys, insect surveys, sea turtle nest monitoring, Piping Plover monitoring, shark surveys in Florida Bay, King Eider surveying on the Arctic tundra of Alaska, Bluebird and Prothonotary Warbler nestbox surveys. I've worked as a guide and naturalist here in Texas, Corkscrew swamp in Florida, and at Sacha Lodge in the rainforest of Eastern Ecuador.

My interests and outdoor activities include ornithology and birdwatching, herpetology, snakes, frogs, salamanders, entomology and butterfly watching, moths and beetles, spiders, malacology and seashell ID, paleontology, cephalopods, mycology and mushroom ID, wildlfower ID, and native plant gardening for wildlife.

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